Oil and Gas Expo offers insight for workers

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. - The 2018 Bakken Conference and Expo brought more than 400 people in to see the latest technologies in the oil and gas industry.

"It's great that it is in the heart of the Bakken in this phenomenal facility here in Watford City. It's my visit to this specific show," said George Chedsey, GTUIT professional engineer.

Highlights on the exhibit floor feature specialized equipment designed for operators on frac sites or drilling rigs.

"We do several different products, mainly solenoid valves and we also do a limit switch packages," said Mike Unterreiner, Emerson Oil process specialist.

"What's unique about this is what we call our artic or cold enclosure so we have a class one explosion-proof heater and insulated enclosure so it's specifically made for North Dakota and the arctic climates," said Noel Mckin, Meyer Service engineering manager.

Keynote speakers focused on a wide range of topics during their sessions, from safety regulations to restrictions in flaring operations.

"Our company is very involved in the oil and gas industry here in the Bakken we have over fifty people working here in flare reduction and this kind of show is great for us to see what's new, what's happening and what's coming up," said Chedsey.

The Bakken Conference and Expo continues Wednesday.